The Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC) has said that it is committed to metering all its customers across the South-east.
It however warned the customers not to tamper with the meters.
The statement was made by the Acting Managing Director of the distribution company, Mr. Paul Okeke, during his presentation at the Revised Enugu State Business Agenda Stakeholders’ Conference.
The conference was organized by the Enugu Coalition of Business and Professional Association (ECOBPA) in Enugu.
Represented by the Head Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, Okeke was said the company at inception inherited a wide metering gap
He lamented that the huge metering gap caused the enormous challenges being faced currently, and has been making efforts towards closing the gap.
Acccording to him, the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP), an initiative of the federal government, would go a long way in ensuring that more customers are metered.
“We are currently in Phase Zero of the metering programme with 92,300 meters, out of which about 40,000 have been installed” Okeke stated.
He spoke about the dilapidated state of the network upon take over, saying that efforts being made by EEDC to improve the condition and deliver reliable service to its customers.
“We embarked on and completed network improvement/expansion projects, such as the construction of Injection Substations like the 7.5MVA Nike Lake Injection Substation, the 7.5MVA ABS Injection Substation, as well as the upgrade of Ebeano Tunnel Injection Substation from 7.5MVA to 15MVA, Agu Awka Injection Substation from 7.5MVA to a 15MVA, radiation of more 33KV and 11KV feeders around our network, installation of new Distribution Substations and relief substations, upgrade of aluminum conductors and other line accessories, to mention but a few.”